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Red Water of Life,(Series)[1] also known as 2nd Potions,(TLoZ)[1] are items in The Legend of Zelda.[note 1]

Locations and Uses[]

The Legend of Zelda Manual Description
The Legend of Zelda logo
Water of life
Drink this and all of Link's LIFE hearts will turn red. Red water turns blue when Link sips it. Drink the blue water and that's the last of the water.
TLoZ Potion Shop

A Shop selling a 2nd Potion

2nd Potions are red, bottled drinks and a counterpart of Blue Water of Life; both become available for purchase from an Old Woman in a Cave after Link has shown one of them the Letter, and the 2nd Potion costs 68 Rupees. Alternatively, 2nd Potions can obtained from Old Men who offer Link a choice between a Heart Container and a 2nd Potion.[3] However, if Link chooses the 2nd Potion, he will permanently miss the Heart Container. If Link drinks a 2nd Potion, it will restore all of his Hearts and transform into a Life Potion.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapaneseイノチミズ アカ (Inochi Mizu Aka)[4]
命の水 (Inochi no Mizu)[5]
Water of Life (Red)
Water of Life
FranceFrenchEUEau de vie[7]Water of life
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See Also[]


  1. Red Water of Life were also referred to as Water of Life in the manual.[2] However, because it contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, it is not considered Canon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 142 (Series | TLoZ)
  2. "Drink the Water of Life to fully replenish your health. After one use, the liquid will turn from red to blue." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 23)
  3. "TAKE ANY ONE YOU WANT." — Old Man (The Legend of Zelda)
  4. Encyclopedia, TOKYOPOP, pg. 113 (TLoZ)
  5. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 24
  6. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 25
  7. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 25